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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:17 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:If you check out the 3rd post on this page, you'll find the answer to that... Actually, the chevrons were the first thing I changed, sorry Bob if you're reading this!
Excellent! What about the black bit and the rather wonky bumper? :wink:
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:43 pm

They're on the to-do list!
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL L33CHT
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Post by Tim Leech » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:07 pm

mat_fenwick wrote:They're on the to-do list!
Cool, I think Bob said its had a bit of a "tap" at the front, but im sure you can straighten it! :lol:
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
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1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:04 pm

Matt H came over at the weekend to collect his white valver (which has been cluttering up the place for months :wink: ) While he was over we did a bit of car audio swapping. He ended up with my Pioneer bass tube (which I found a bit of a pain to keep taking in and out of the car every time I needed the space) and I got his Clarion underseat subwoofer.

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It's now all wired in and sounds great, although I still have to fasten the wiring in place.

In other news, the 106 has been pressed into service as a runabout, returning over 50mpg. A total of £63 for MOT work, plus £45 for the test and £130 road tax means that for little over scrap value we should hopefully get a year's trouble free budget motoring.
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Post by mat_fenwick » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:59 am

Last night I did something that I have not done for ages, and that was go for a drive just for enjoyment rather than to get somewhere. It's something I used to do often, to go and explore areas but with the cost of fuel and various time pressures it's difficult to justify nowadays. Anyway, I had the evening off domestic duties to go and help a guy from a VW forum with some electrical problems on his van, in return for a few spare parts. That took less time than I thought, so I thought I would try out a new bypass that was completed about a week ago.

Anyone who's visited the town of Porthmadog up here will know that it's a busy little tourist town and an absolute nightmare for traffic in summer and at weekends. It's a tiny little place that at night takes a minute or so to get through, but I've wasted an hour sat in traffic before, usually when trying to get to the motor factors before they close on a Saturday lunchtime!

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But now they have a bypass, and passing through the feel of the town seems to have changed. More people wandering the streets, and a more relaxed atmosphere. The road itself is almost an invitation to speed - wide, straight, excellent visibility and no hidden junctions. No doubt they'll give it a 50mph limit soon...
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:25 am

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Bugger.

Took the silver BX out last night for the first proper drive - a 60 mile round trip to a Halloween fancy dress party. On the way the hydraulic pump belt was chirruping a little; at first I thought it was from the deep puddles on the road but it continued. Given that it was dark and raining I thought I would wait until we got to our destination before tensioning. That, with hindsight, was a mistake...

Halfway into the journey I was just thinking "Hmmm, the steering has gone a bit heavy" when the STOP light came on. Still had brakes and suspension, and was able to drive to a safe place to stop and investigate. Fortunately I had transferred my tool kit (complete with spare belt) and changed it in about 10 minutes (whilst still wearing fancy dress!)
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1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL DBV468W
1985 CITROEN BX 19GT C1TBX
1991 CITROEN BX 19TZI AUTO A/C BXi 19
1994 CITROEN XANTIA 1.8 SXi M908HRY
2002 Rover 75 CDT Connossieur SE Nav Auto R40TSL
2002 Rover 45 1.6i Spirt S TAL 91S
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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:28 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Fortunately I had transferred my tool kit (complete with spare belt) and changed it in about 10 minutes (whilst still wearing fancy dress!)
Just aswell, can you imagine trying to flag down a passing motorist........... :shock: :lol:
1985 BX 19GT Mk1
1991 BX 19TZI Auto A/C
1994 Xantia 1.8i SX
1972 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL
1979 Rover SD1 V8-S
1980 Morris Marina 1.7HL
2002 Rover 75 CDTi Connossieur SE AUTO Nav
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2003 Rover 25 1.6i XL 5 DR
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:37 pm

I was dressed as a pirate, so I suppose it could have been worse!

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Following on from recent discussions about remote locking, I've re-coded the receiver on the silver BX so that it operates from the fob I have for the red one.

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I was fortunate that the coding was fairly similar, and I only had two joins to solder across, and a few more to break (which is the easy part!)
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Post by Mickey taker » Sun Oct 30, 2011 11:20 pm

how do pirates go on holiday ?

in there carrrrr


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why dont pirates go abroad for there holiday?

its too farrrrr
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whats a pirates favourite car ?


toyota YARis
I really think we need a "get your coat" smilie
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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:20 am

What goes "Arrr arrr arrr arrr arrr arrr arrr ARRR ARRR ARRRRRRRrrrrrr"?

A pirate having an orgasm... Image
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Post by Defender110 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:33 am

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Stolen for future use! :wink:
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Post by citroen7 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:36 am

where do pirates do their shopping?
Arrrgos!

Why are pirates pirates?
Because they Ahrrr!

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Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:53 pm

what do women pirates wear that men pirates don't



a BRAAAAAAAA
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light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!

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Post by Willy » Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:54 pm

Citroen prefers Totaaaaarrrrl
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Post by Mickey taker » Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:05 pm

how do pirates navigate




by the staaaaaarrrrrrssss




where dont pirates like being stabbed


in the aaaaarrrrrrssssse
1991 BX Meteor 1.6

light travels faster than sound, thats why you look intelligent and then you spoil it all by opening your mouth !!!!!